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A WEEK IN THE LIFE OF AN INTERN

A year ago, I was asked to be an intern in youth ministry. The pay was only $100 a month, but still I jumped at the chance. Most of the senior staff here started out as interns.

I'm twenty-one years old and a junior in college, preparing for seminary. I'm single, which means less living cost, but I still struggle financially. That's why I do part-time custodial work at the church.

School, interning, and custodial work add up to a full schedule. But I'm not complaining. This past year has given me a great amount of training and tremendous insights into what ministry is all about.

Each Monday begins by meeting with the minister of youth to clarify dates and appointments. Since I'm in charge of the volunteer staff, he and I talk at length about how best to train them for their task. The rest of the day is filled with appointments with young people, phone calls, and lesson preparation.

Tuesday and Thursday are devoted to college.

On Wednesday morning, I prepare my Sunday morning lesson and do ...

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